Originally posted on Burning River Baseball  |  Last updated 7/23/12
Player of the Game Justin Masterson played the ace card again tonight as he dominated the Orioles from start to finish (or at least until there was one out in the 8th). Masterson won his 6th Player of the Game out of his last 9 starts and has scored negative points in each of those three starts he hasn't won it. Tonight he earned 7.07 points, a fair average for him, with 6 strike outs and one run allowed in those 7.1 innings pitched. It is his team leading 10th award of the season. Shin-Soo Choo also deserves recognition for his score of 5.38 derived from a 2 run home run and a single. Feathers Up Justin Masterson owns Chris Davis. Today he struck him out 3 times, with Davis never really having a chance against him. In his career Davis has 10 plate appearances against Masterson and has struck out 5 times. Since the Indians are done with the Orioles for 2012, Davis will have to live with this one for a long time without getting another chance. The Indians got back even at .50...
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